Full Name
Maeve Pesquera
Job Title
Senior Vice President
DAOU Family Estates
Speaker Bio
Maeve Pesquera, a renowned wine and hospitality industry veteran, is the senior vice president of DAOU Vineyards & Winery in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. Maeve's role at DAOU is to heighten and expand upon the founders’ vision and to bring it to life for consumers in a powerful way. As she says, ""My mission is to ensure that every interaction with DAOU—whether it is on DAOU Mountain, at an event, online or even their favorite wine shop—exhibits the same panoramic intensity of purpose and passion that the wine does.”

Prior to joining DAOU in 2016, Maeve served as the national director of wine, culinary strategy and innovation for Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, where she was a founding member of the company’s first mentorship program. Maeve is a frequent speaker and lecturer on industry panels and holds certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and Society of Wine Educators. She has also served on the board of directors of the Society of Wine Educators, Paso Robles CAB Collective and the California Wine Institute.

Maeve lives in Paso Robles with her husband Luis, a veteran chef. They reside on their family homestead, Milagro Ranch, where they grow wine grapes, olives and vegetables while raising chickens, rabbits, sheep and five rambunctious boys.
Maeve Pesquera